Posted On: Sep 18, 2014

With iOS 8, Apple introduced new features that enable some rich new use cases for mobile push notifications — interactive push notifications, third party widgets, and larger (2 KB) payloads. Today, we are pleased to announce support for the new mobile push capabilities announced with iOS 8. We are publishing a new iOS 8 Sample App that demonstrates how these new features can be implemented with SNS, and have also implemented support for larger 2KB payloads.

Both interactive push notifications and widgets can be implemented by adding additional parameters to your push notifications. You can use SNS platform-specific payloads to specify those additional parameters for your iOS customers. You can now also download an iOS 8 SNS sample app which demonstrates how to take advantage of these new features using SNS.

In the past, the Apple Push Notification service (APNs) would only accept payloads of up to 256 bytes. As of yesterday's launch, APNs can now accept payloads as large as 2 KB. This change was introduced along with iOS 8, but 2 KB payloads will also work for devices running older versions of iOS. SNS also supports 2 KB APNs payloads beginning today.

To learn more about getting started with SNS Mobile Push, and to download our new iOS 8 sample app, simply click here.